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Voces Vitales Perú Holds "Mentoring Walk 2011" (Translation)

25 November 2011

Lima, 22nd November 2011 - The non-profit organisation VOCES VITALES PERU, which seeks to develop and establish groups that are based on the mentoring model - "mentored" meaning that which aims to identify and develop structures that strengthen the development of women in leadership - completed the "MENTORING WALK" in Lima, on Saturday 19th November in La Reserva Park (Circuito Mágico de las Aguas), from 11 am to 2 pm. This mentoring activity took place, simultaneously, in over thirty countries all over the world, in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.

Nelly Taboada, Director of Financial Planning at Backus, one of the companies sponsoring this initiative, took part, as a mentor, and said: "This kind of activity not only helps to share knowledge and experience with people; above all, it helps to get closer to them as well as understand them, as a way of valuing and realising their strengths, talent, and ideas".

Voces Vitales Perú sees the "Mentoring Walk" as an initiative that seeks to establish connections with and create a sense of responsibility towards the community, in future generations of women leaders.
"Previous programmes have shown that interacting with successful women, even for a brief period of time, can bring about change in the work-life balance and in motivating and inspiring women to take it to the next level," stated Gladys Zarak, Chief Executive of Voces Vitales Perú.

The activity is aimed at women between the ages of 20 and 35, with whom 30 female mentors will share their time and experience.

About Backus:

Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston S.A.A. is the leading company in Peru's beer industry, with 5 decentralized production plants in Lima, Arequipa, Cusco, Motupe and Pucallpa. It has a well-segmented portfolio of national and international brands, which aims to satisfy customers in the group's 142,000 stores nationwide. During the year 2010, Grupo Backus registered net sales worth 2,676.7 million soles, paid 2,124 million soles in taxes, and created direct employment for more than 7,000 people and indirect employment for more than 220,000 people.

Backus has a strong focus in sustainable development, with the goal of generating shared value with those who are part of its operational chain and the communities in which it operates. For that reason, all our initiatives and projects seek to generate social inclusion and strategic alliances in order to secure efforts and produce a positive impact in economic, social, and environmental terms throughout society.

About Voces Vitales Perú:

VOCES VITALES PERÚ is the Peruvian chapter of VITAL VOICES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP, a non-government, non-profit organisation, founded in 2000 by Mrs Hillary Clinton, United States Secretary of State. It is currently undertaking work in over 127 countries worldwide.

VOCES VITALES PERÚ identifies, strengthens, and empowers Peruvian women in order that they may become an active part of the drive for economic growth in our country.

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.

Note, the news release was first published in its local market on [22/11/2011].

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